|Submission Date||March 8, 2019|
University of Alabama in Huntsville
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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Facilities and Operations
Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Please see the UAH Hazardous waste policies here: https://www.uah.edu/oehs/hazardous-regulated-waste-pick-up-request and here: https://www.uah.edu/oehs?id=7696
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
OEHS collects and stores waste in a 180 day accumulation area and a Universal Waste Storage Shed. A licensed Waste Disposal company selected by competitive bid picks up the waste at least every 180 days. Office of Environmental Health and Safety maintains disposal records.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
No reportable quantities have been released. There have been a few small chemical releases below threshhold quantities that were cleaned up by UAH personnel.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Chematix is utilized to request chemical waste pickups. When chemicals are unexpired and in good condition, OEHS offers these for redistribution to other researchers on the UAH campus.
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:
We have a contract with Georgia Computer Incorporated (GCI). All of UAH e-waste is collected by central receiving and when we have a truck load, GCI comes and picks it up.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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